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Malt vs. Beer — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Malt and Beer

  • Beer contains less Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Calcium, Selenium, and Vitamin B5 than Malt.
  • Malt's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 17% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Beverages, Malted drink mix, chocolate, powder, prepared with whole milk and Alcoholic beverage, beer, regular, all.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Malt
9
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1
Beer
Contains more Calcium +2350%
Contains more Iron +950%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +550%
Contains more Potassium +537%
Contains more Zinc +4000%
Contains more Copper +640%
Contains more Manganese +900%
Contains more Selenium +800%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 30% 8% 11% 39% 16% 8% 12% 13% 11% 30%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 1% 5% 6% 3% 1% 1% 2% 2% 4%
Contains more Calcium +2350%
Contains more Iron +950%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +550%
Contains more Potassium +537%
Contains more Zinc +4000%
Contains more Copper +640%
Contains more Manganese +900%
Contains more Selenium +800%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Malt
9
:
3
Beer
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +980%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +636%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +763.4%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2000%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +98.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.046
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 2% 0% 1% 14% 43% 5% 22% 11% 7% 53% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 10% 3% 11% 5% 3% 6% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +980%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +636%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +763.4%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2000%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +98.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.046

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Malt
3
:
2
Beer
Contains more Protein +632.6%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +215.5%
Contains more Water +13.1%
Contains more Other +403.8%
3% 3% 11% 81%
Protein: 3.37 g
Fats: 3.29 g
Carbs: 11.2 g
Water: 81.34 g
Other: 0.8 g
4% 92% 4%
Protein: 0.46 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 3.55 g
Water: 91.96 g
Other: 4.03 g
Contains more Protein +632.6%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +215.5%
Contains more Water +13.1%
Contains more Other +403.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Malt Beer
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Malt Beer Opinion
Net carbs 10.7g 3.55g Malt
Protein 3.37g 0.46g Malt
Fats 3.29g 0g Malt
Carbs 11.2g 3.55g Malt
Calories 85kcal 43kcal Malt
Sugar 6.68g 0g Beer
Fiber 0.5g 0g Malt
Calcium 98mg 4mg Malt
Iron 0.21mg 0.02mg Malt
Magnesium 15mg 6mg Malt
Phosphorus 91mg 14mg Malt
Potassium 172mg 27mg Malt
Sodium 60mg 4mg Beer
Zinc 0.41mg 0.01mg Malt
Copper 0.037mg 0.005mg Malt
Manganese 0.08mg 0.008mg Malt
Selenium 5.4µg 0.6µg Malt
Vitamin A 95IU 0IU Malt
Vitamin A RAE 26µg 0µg Malt
Vitamin E 0.06mg 0mg Malt
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0mg Malt
Vitamin B1 0.054mg 0.005mg Malt
Vitamin B2 0.184mg 0.025mg Malt
Vitamin B3 0.259mg 0.513mg Beer
Vitamin B5 0.354mg 0.041mg Malt
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.046mg
Folate 9µg 6µg Malt
Vitamin B12 0.42µg 0.02µg Malt
Choline 10.1mg Beer
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0µg Malt
Tryptophan 0.074mg 0mg Malt
Threonine 0.143mg 0mg Malt
Isoleucine 0.165mg 0mg Malt
Leucine 0.268mg 0mg Malt
Lysine 0.142mg 0mg Malt
Methionine 0.074mg 0mg Malt
Phenylalanine 0.15mg 0mg Malt
Valine 0.193mg 0mg Malt
Histidine 0.077mg 0mg Malt
Cholesterol 10mg 0mg Beer
Saturated Fat 1.883g 0g Beer
Monounsaturated Fat 0.827g 0g Malt
Polyunsaturated fat 0.208g 0g Malt

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Malt Beer
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Malt
3%
Beer
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
17%
Malt
2%
Beer

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Malt
Malt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Malt
Malt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Malt
Malt is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beer
Beer is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.68g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beer
Beer contains less Sodium (difference - 56mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beer
Beer is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beer
Beer is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.883g)
Which food is cheaper?
Beer
Beer is cheaper (difference - $1)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Malt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174867/nutrients
  2. Beer - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168746/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.